This is the most ambitious attempt to analyze and explain in one volume the concept of medical malpractice and allied subjects of medicolegal significance that has ever been produced. The organization of the subject matter represents a completely new approach—it even concludes with an Apopemptic!
The first two sections explain the basic sources of malpractice, defenses against them, consequences of being sued, the doctor as a defendant and as a witness. Sections 3 and 4 then apply these basics to head and neck procedures, thoracic procedures, abdominal surgery, neuromuscular treatments, and vascular problems; and then to the dermatologist, the internist, the pediatrician, the plastic surgeon, the urologist, the psychiatrist, the anesthesiologist, the laboratory clinician, the dentist, the hospital, the pathologist, the radiologist, and the physician engaged in public health and preventive medicine.
Section 5 concentrates on nearly all the remaining areas of the law which involve physicians: agency, fraud and